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assume you a -- >> i assume you agree with everything bob just said? [laughter] >> and bob is right that you have to sort through these issues, and i think he has come to exactly the wrong bottom line. on the cliff itself, this is an extreme danger to the economy. everybody has their own numbers. you put together the tax increases and spending cuts, and it is something like $640 billion in our calculation. it is something like 4% of gdp. we are looking at 1.5% at best. and you do not have to be a genius to figure of the consequences. we have a recession, and probably more severe one than the cbo said. and it is not just in january. it is already happening now. new york is already seen the implications of the eminent fiscal cliff affecting the economy we have seen a lot of anecdotal reports of businesses looking out the weaker economy and scaling back their plans. the defense contractors must send out notices so employees will be laid off. if you are a dividend investor and you are looking at, tax breaks january 1, you are broglie's starting to worry about the market. this is not som
-- our campaign 2012 coverage continues live within nebraska senate debate between bob kerrey and deb fisher. that is an open seat. we will have that courtesy of k ect. also, more 2012 coverage with live wisconsin senate debate. tammy baldwin will debate. that seat is open. the debate is hosted by the wisconsin broadcasters association. that is live at 9:00 p.m. eastern. c-span will carry that, too. you can watch it online at c- span.org. >> good morning. it is always an honor to be able to welcome peter mackay to the pentagon. this is the second time i have had the privilege of hosting him here in washington, and the seventh time that we have met since i became secretary of defense. i think it is fair to say that we built a close working relationship between our two countries. we are not just neighbors, we are close allies and are working together on a number of issues. the close working relationship testifies to the importance of the larger united states-canada relationship, and to our defense partnership. our countries, as i said, we are neighbors, we are friends, and our military'
of you in the very back, it will appear something like an eye test. bob wrote or said -- he said the son of january 21st, 2012, if you want and point at least that statement. tom, do you agree with the assertion that right now or in 2000 call the united states is as strong as we have ever been? >> it depends if you're speaking about strong relative to what and to home. -- to whom. and in what area. there's no question in terms of influence on the global -- global stage. where the country that is still most emulated in the world. as mohamed el-erian said, it is possible to be the world's cleanest dirty shirt. i have to answer this question a little bit in the till. in terms of the things that have made the strongest berkley, i would argue that we have a formula for success in this country and it was built on five pillars. educator people up to and beyond the technology. when was the cotton gin, universal primary education. the factories brought universal secondary. and the laptop brought in post- secondary. secondly, we have the world's best infrastructure. third, we have the world's most
be the case with bob dole or john mccain or bill clinton, people that have been an office for a long time, either as senator or governorships. one had a sense of the strengths and weaknesses. the other question is the campaign, what have we learned from the campaigns? i will think about that for a minute. that is an interesting question. there is no obvious thing that leaps out. look at the way but romney has run the campaign, therefore he will be this kind of president. t. iran is min it is not the path to really make serious arguments and really educate the public. mitt romney has said this himself. it is of anything for a can of it. it is a funny thing for a candidate to say that that is what he thinks of campaigning. you could be a very serious president as george h. w. bush was, but politics is another kind of world. i hired these guys to help me get over the finish line and forget about the seriousness. i do think it is -- it does mean you cannot learn much about how he will govern from the campaign. and president obama's case, he has been in campaign mode now for months. clearly hi
. >> in about an hour, we will go to nebraska as bob kerrey debates deb fischer. it starts like tonight at 8:00 eastern. you can also listen on c-span2 radio or watch live thaat c- span.org. also tonight, mitt romney is get to speak tonight at 9:15 eastern. his comments will be live on c- span2. a look ahead to tomorrow and live coverage of the texas senate debate with republican ted cruz and pa of mr. hutchins. that will be live from dallas on c-span. more campaign 2012 coverage with the senate debate between scott brown and a democratic challenger, elizabeth warren. it is their second of four televised debates. i live now to the university of massachusetts. -- live up now to the university of massachusetts. -- live now to the university of massachusetts. >> moderator of meet the press and welcome to the center of massachusetts co-sponsored by the university and the boston herald. i am joined by the two candidates, miss elizabeth warren and a senator scott brown. welcome to both of you. a thank you for being here. just a note about the rules, basically there are none. no set time limits. wh
of four televised debates. at 8:00 eastern, deb fisher debates bob kerrey of nebraska. on c-span2, eric cantor faces attorney and former army colonel wayne powell in the race for va's seventh district. the candidate running for illinois's 12th district congressional seat recently took part in a debate. bill enyart, jason plummer, and paula bradshaw are fighting for the seat. the cook political report gives this race a great of a tossup. >> a debate between the candidates for the illinois 12th house district, presented in partnership with -- >> good evening and welcome to the second of three formal debates by the candidates running for congress in illinois, u.s. house district to the candidates are paula bradshaw, the green party candidate. bill enyart, a democrat from belleville. [applause] and then jason plummer, republican candidate from o'fallon. the candidates will be questioned by gary from the southern illinois newspaper. i will be your moderator for tonight. we begin with a two minute opening statement from each of our candidates, the order which was determined by a drawing by th
to be the senior or majority leader in the congress. your dysfunction was named by moody's and s&p and bob gates, it they said this was a national security issue. you talk about national security issue. you caused it. sequester is not the issue. the issue is the blame game. i have never been in congress. i will be soon. congress did this and did that. let me tell you something. the constitution says that the congress establishes the budget. for you to stand here and say you did not vote for the sequester when you did, this is not magical thinking. this is a very difficult process. i in trying. -- i am trying. the need to sit down and talk. >> let me have one final question. one issue that has been on the radar screen for 20 years is transportation in virginia. virginia has been called the best date. one of the issues that has arisen recently is that we were down because we were not enough for the transportation industry. is there anything they can be doing to assist virginia in trying to ensure that this infrastructure stays modernize and we do not have the kind of gridlock we are developing? >>
on the debate on twitter. tonight we are putting questions to republican deb fisher and democrat bob kerrey. the next two questions will come from the candidates themselves. they will each ask one question of the other. we will begin with senator fisher asking senator kerrey a question. >> mr. kerrey, you talk about cutting spending. you talk about but partisanship. -- bipartisanship. yet when you were in the united states senate, when the welfare reform bill came up, you fought against it. that was a bipartisan bill. it was put forward by president clinton. i liked the ball, the people -- i like the bill, the people from nebraska liked the ball. -- the bill. senator kerrey and joe biden voted for the bill. that was an important piece of legislation. can you explain to us why did you vote against cutting spending? why did you vote against requiring people to work for their welfare check? and why did you vote against that landmark piece of legislation? >> you have 90 seconds. >> first of all, that is several questions. i did not vote against cutting spending. we supported the george bush bud
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